Connecticut Children’s Foundation Blog

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Foundation Blog contains the latest division news, patient success stories and featured events. Check back regularly to see what our donors, patients and care providers have been doing.

A Giraffe for Garrison . . .

Categories: Donor Story, Patient Families
Big-Hearted Gifts for the Smallest Patients November was decidedly not supposed to be Garrison Coonrod’s birth month: He was due in February, but apparently he just couldn’t wait to see the world. Garrison was born weighing just 2 pounds, 5 ounces. A baby born at 27 weeks is not physically ready for life and faces …

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Siaana

Categories: Patient Families
Thankful. Life-altering news, yet one sentiment remained. Thankful. An unexpected visit to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center led to a battery of tests. And then came the diagnosis: a congenital heart defect. Ten-month-old Siaana would require emergency open-heart surgery. Her parents spent the week of Thanksgiving in the intensive care unit where Siaana began her journey …

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Q & A with Anthony

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patients like Anthony Reynoso. Meet Jennifer Avelo and her son Anthony, who was diagnosed with ependymoma, a brain tumor, in 2011 and relapsed in 2013 …

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Q & A with The David Family

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Patient Families
Last year, more than 100,000 patients from across the region came to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center for world-class care. Nearly 2,500 of them visited the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders—patient families like Gavin David’s. Meet Lindsey and Neil David and their 4-year-old son Gavin, who was diagnosed with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2017. …

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Extra Life Gamers Help Sick Kids Heal

Categories: Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Events
Play games. Heal kids. While playing games may seem like an unlikely way to heal children, that’s what tens of thousands of people of all ages are doing as part of the growing Extra Life gaming culture to support patient care at local children’s hospitals. In Connecticut, $114,979.06 has been raised this year through board …

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